'Birther bill' vetoed by Arizona governor
Gov. Jan Brewer says the bill would create “significant new problems while failing to do anything constructive for Arizona."
April 19th, 2011
07:58 AM ET
4 years ago

'Birther bill' vetoed by Arizona governor

(CNN) - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill late Monday that would have required President Barack Obama and other presidential candidates to prove they were American citizens, born in the United States, before their names could have been placed on the state ballot.

The so-called "birther bill" got final approval in the state House last week. Now that Brewer, a Republican, has vetoed it, the bill will not become law unless legislators vote to override her veto.

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  1. diridi

    Stop this Birther issue, you a re becoming a laughing stack....o.k, idiots...nasty animals of GOP and Tea party thugs...enough of listening this nonsense....enough....President Obama, you did best on fiscal policies...you need to do is cut spending, increase the revenue by taxes of 250k or more, then bring back manufacturing, focus on energy and its independence, tighten immigration, cut banks charging 25 percent on visa and M/C etc, you are remembered for generations....you are doing the best job, obama...God bless....my vote for you...obama 2012...

    April 19, 2011 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  2. CNN watcher

    If it was too crazy for Arizona, you know the birth movement is the lunatic fringe. No wonder Sarah Palin supports it.

    April 19, 2011 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  3. FM

    My hat off for you Gov. Brewer. You have exercised your intelligence. This has nothing to do with party affiliation. Either you are a Dem or a Republican. It is all about reasoning. This craziness of "birthers" is supported by narrow minded people or those who don't think at all!

    April 19, 2011 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  4. chilidog99

    I can hear the birthers saying: "She's RINO who owes her job to President Obama." LOL Birthers FALI once again.

    April 19, 2011 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  5. Al-NY,NY

    Now Mr Combover can breathe a sigh of relief. He hasn't shown his birth certificate, yet he continues to rant on (with the sheep gleefully lapping it up) about Obama's. This action will likely cause her trouble with the sheep as they still continue to hold to the birther ideology

    April 19, 2011 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  6. debbi

    I agree with diridi 110%.... All this thing is, "Race issues" with Gop and their SPIN-OFF,TEA and TRUMPETS! Gop started the hatred,and the "crazys" went off and running with it? This Govenor will "Flip Flop on her statement,if her party "Tells her too!!! Believe it, for sure? Obama 2012

    April 19, 2011 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  7. greg in jax

    Yay, now me and my Certificate of Live BIrth issued to me by the state Georgia sine mine was lost decades ago can now be on the ballot in Arizona. Thank you Governor Brewer, you are not so wacky after all.

    April 19, 2011 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  8. ConservaFascists/FUBAR

    Any republican who runs on he birther issue(Donald Trump) will certainly lose the general election. Any republican who entertains the notion, it will not help you get elected or re-elected. Cheerio for Gov. Brewer. I don't agree with her on much, but she got this one right.

    April 19, 2011 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  9. Rudy NYC

    The most troubling part about this whole "birther" issue is disturbingly large percentage people out there who don't seem to care what the actual truth is. They need a reason to justify their negative feelings toward someone and are willing to believe almost anything they are told.

    The issue is an ongoing story seems to have carried an unusual amount of media coverage. Some media coverage has presented the facts with "certificate of live birth" document, but they do not always present these facts whenever there is an coverage of the birther issue.

    April 19, 2011 09:29 am at 9:29 am |